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Visual Arts | Cooper Art Faculty Donate to The Woodlands Arts Council To Bring Art Opportunities to Community

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Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, pictured left joined Fine Arts Festival Week Co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth (second from left) and Michaela Durisek to present a check for $800 to Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich.

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an original piece of art to a Silent Auction that was held in conjunction with The John Cooper School’s Fine Arts Festival Week in April.

The annual event, sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, is a week-long campus celebration to highlight student work in the visual and performing arts with performances, exhibits and art-related activities.

Proceeds from the Faculty Art Silent Auction benefited Because Art Matters, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council. The auction raised $800 to enable more schools and residents in the area to be able to actively engage in the arts through programs provided through The Woodlands Arts Council.

“We believe in the importance of people being able to actively engage in the arts and are pleased to support the education and outreach efforts of this local arts organization,” said Bob Mosier.

Students Make Handmade Bowls for Cooper’s Annual Event to Raise Funds for Food Pantry

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Making Bowls: Representatives from Interfaith of The Woodlands joined Cooper students, faculty and staff to make bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls event to be held at the school on February 25. Seated are faculty and staff members Jayla Ash Davis, Christine Provencio, Peg Burrell and Jill DelRio. Standing from left are Lucy Gomez (Interfaith Director of Programs); Jamila Musa-Carr (faculty sponsor); NAHS Steering Committee members Madison Scott, Andrea Perez Florez and Jessie Brown; Emily Taylor (faculty sponsor); Missy Herndon (Interfaith President and CEO) and NAHS committee member Isaac

The John Cooper School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Cooper Art Society (CAS) students will continue its tradition of raising funds to help fight hunger in our community by sponsoring the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Project on Saturday, February 25. The 2017 Empty Bowls event will be held in Cooper’s Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and online reservations are encouraged, but not required.

The public is invited to this annual event that has helped to raise over $75,000 for hunger relief in our community over the past 11 years. Reservations are $10 and can be secured by going to: https://johncooper.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=11396.

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College exhibit spotlights work of local art teachers

Jenny Lucas doesn’t get much downtime. She juggles several commitments as a mother, wife, arts educator in The Woodlands and doctoral student at the University of Houston. When she’s not working, preparing school plans, studying, commuting or spending time with family, she recedes into the warm embrace of her studio – her kitchen table – where she works in mixed-media. click here for complete story

Student art show winners, a new Conroe Art League leader

ALEXANDRA REEVES WINS BEST OF SHOW

53614dde7d368.imageMagnolia West High School senior, Alexandra “Lexi” Reeves was the big winner at the April 26 Student Scholarship competition sponsored by the Conroe Art League (CAL).

Other winners at the April 26 CAL student competitive show included: Rebecca Curtis (The Woodlands High School) won Second Place (and $500) for her ceramic piece titled, “The Paper Masquerade.” Alexa Killian (The Woodlands High School) won First Honorable Mention for her pen and pencil drawing titled, “Fast Fact.” Honorable Mention awards and $100 gift certificates were given to: Chelly Jin and Clarize Smit of The Woodlands College Park High School. click here for complete story